Nobel Prize For Cuba’s Henry Reeves Brigade?
By Tim Louis
Nobel Peace Prize will be announced this coming October 8, 2021. It
will be awarded December 10, 2021. One of the nominees is the Henry
Reeve Brigade. This organization was the brainchild of the late Cuban
Leader, Fidel Castro, in 2005. It sends Cuban doctors to nations around
the world in need of medical services.
Since 2005, the Brigade have carried out humanitarian missions in 22
countries, with almost 8,000 medical professionals, treating more than
3.5 million people.
Former Brazilian President, Lula Da Silva says the following,
rich countries export soldiers and drop bombs on poor communities,
Cuba, by sending doctors all over the world, exports life, love and
notable individuals that are urging the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to
give its award this year to the Henry Reeve Brigade are, Danny Glover,
Tom Morello, Alice Walker, and Rafael Correa.
In addition to the above individuals, a number of eminent organizations
have also strongly put their support behind the Henry Reeve Brigade.
One such organization is the Council for Hemispheric Affairs. Here is
what they say,
its inception, the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade, sponsored
by the government of Cuba, has delivered high quality health care
services and medical supplies to hundreds of thousands of
underprivileged and underserved populations throughout the world. These
services include prevention as well as treatment. Its message is one of
human solidarity and peace, building bridges of understanding between
different countries, regardless of ideology and cultural background. In
that sense, the Henry Reeve Brigade represents the best of
international cooperation for the good of humanity.”
One of the
first aide efforts by the Henry Reeve Brigade was in 2005 in Pakistan.
A major earthquake had just struck this poor nation. Cuba immediately
sent hundreds of well-trained doctors together with mobile hospitals.
Many of these doctors lived for a considerable period of time in
Pakistani mountains providing medical care to citizens that had never
set eye on a doctor their entire life.
Today, Cuban doctors are in Africa treating Ebola patients, putting their own lives at great risk.
What I find most incredible is that Cuba has achieved all of the above
in spite of the cruel and barbaric American economic blockade. This
blockade has made it virtually impossible for the Cuban government to
import much needed medical equipment, including respirators desperately
needed for Cuba’s covid patients.